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Kansas City Chiefs fan’s obituary says he died of heartbreak caused by team

Talk about the ultimate slap to the face. The obituary for a Kansas City Chiefs fan says the man died because of heartbreak caused by the team.

Here’s the first sentence of the obituary for Loren G. “Sam” Lickteig that appeared in the Kansas City Star on Sunday:

“Loren G. “Sam” Lickteig passed away on Nov. 14, 2012 of complications from MS and heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs football team.”

This is not the first time someone’s obituary mentioned a sports team, though it’s probably the first time a franchise’s disappointment has been mentioned as the cause of death. Surely whoever wrote the obituary was just joking, but it’s still probably the strongest indictment of the 1-8 team yet.

On the bright side, at least Peyton Manning wasn’t the cause of someone’s death again.

Photo via Jeff Passan/Twitter
H/T Black Sports Online

Mets fan Marylou Belles takes a shot at the team in her obituary

Marylou Belles of Bethel, Conn. died back on July 13. According to her obituary which we read on the Daily Courier-Observer’s website, she battled cancer for 27 years before passing away on Friday the 13th — which was described as a “perfect day” for it since she was a big Stephen King fan. Belles’ obituary also said that she “gave cancer the finger,” but that wasn’t nearly the most enjoyable part for sports fans like us. Whoever wrote it really hit a home run with what they said about the Mets.

She was also a lifelong NY Mets fan though surprisingly, that wasn’t what killed her.”

Zing. Taking a shot at your favorite team on the way to the Pearly Gates isn’t unheard of, as we saw with this Twins fan and again with this Broncos fan who apparently despised Peyton Manning. What is truly embarrassing is that this isn’t even the first time a Mets fan’s obituary has mentioned their frustrations with the team. Obituaries usually take up very little space in the newspaper, and the fact that fans have felt the need to rag on the Mets on more than one occasion within that limited space truly says a lot. Bravo, Belles family.

H/T Hardball Talk via JimRomenesko.com

Broncos fan’s obituary says he hated Peyton Manning and ‘wanted out’ before signing was completed

Nothing screams sports fanatic quite like an angry obituary. This one comes from the Columbia Tribune in Missouri about a big-time Broncos fan who died Monday.

James H. “Jim” Driver, 78, of Eagle, Colo., formerly of Columbia, Mo., passed away Monday, March 19, 2012, at South Hampton Place in Columbia after a brief illness. An avid Broncos fan, he abhorred Manning and evidently wanted out before a deal was done.

It seems like some editorializing was going on by the person who wrote the obituary, but who’s to say the Peyton Manning news didn’t help push Mr. Driver out the door? I guess the world may never find out. Hey, at least this obituary wasn’t as nasty as the anti-Joe Mauer one from last September.

H/T Deadspin
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Twins Fan’s Obituary Says He Was Angry with Joe Mauer

A 22-year-old man named Josiah Abeler died recently after suffering a seizure in his sleep. I’m sure his family and friends are going through a difficult time, but that doesn’t mean the person who wrote the obituary had to take a shot at Joe Mauer the way they did:

Is that sick or what? I would think that’s the sort of thing that can be left out of an obituary. Aren’t all sins forgiven in the after life? Apparently not if you dare hit .287 with only three home runs.

Joe Mauer hasn’t played at an MVP-level since signing a monstrous 8-year $184 million extension last March. He’s dealt with injuries and he’s even switched away from playing catcher. It’s a difficult time for Twins fans, but Mauer is still a star player, so have faith. And please check your hatred at heaven’s gate; it’s not healthy.

And as long as nobody brings the casket to a Twins game, we’ll all be safe.

Thanks to The Big Lead for the story, via Hot Clicks

A Tribute to the Deceased Dock Ellis

Dock Ellis died on Friday but the news was overshadowed over the weekend by the busy sports schedule. I didn’t know who Ellis was until I was playing in a fantasy baseball league with a team named after him. After that, it was pretty easy to find out what made him famous. The guy threw a no-hitter while high on LSD, aka acid for the youthful souls. The Wiz of Odds passes along a few great videos of Ellis, the first tells the story behind is no-hitter on acid. It’s better if you just watch than if I describe the story. Believe me, once you hear it, you’ll really be shaking your head.

My teammates knew I was high, but they didn’t know what I was high on! And here’s video of the legendary blast he gave up to Reggie Jackson in the 1971 All-Star Game at Detroit, also passed along by The Wiz.

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